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Commitment in sport: Motivational climate, need satisfaction/thwarting and behavioural outcomes

We examined whether motivational climate (autonomy-supportive coach climate; controlling coach climate) and basic psychological need satisfaction/thwarting (i.e., autonomy, competence, relatedness)...

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Associations between meeting 24-hour movement guidelines and mental well-being among Chinese adolescents in high-density cities

•Adolescents living in high-density cities may face unique mental health challenges.•There was a positive association between the number of guidelines being met and mental well-being in adolescents.•Adolescents...

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Stability and transitions in school-aged children's physical education need satisfaction profiles: A latent transition analysis

This study examined stability and transitions of school-aged children's self-determination theory-based need satisfaction profiles in physical education (PE) over three years. Participants were 1121...

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Physical activity and health-related fitness among Chinese older women: A test of self-determination theory

Regular physical activity (PA) contributes to maintaining health and improving the quality of life among older people. This cross-sectional study investigates the associations between motivations derived...

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Motivational processes in sport, exercise and physical activity

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Penalty kicks as cross-fertilization: On the economic psychology of sports

We review some topics in which soccer penalty kicks are related to phenomena in game theory, decision making and psychology. In particular, we discuss the game theoretic analysis of the kicker's and...

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Success breeds success: Physiological, psychological, and economic perspectives of momentum (hot hand)

The literature on momentum (hot hand) is broad and diverse, and is addressed in a range of fields, including sports, marketing, finance, politics, and even warfare. Yet this term is readily (and often...

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Boosting the study of judgment and decision-making (JDM) in Asia

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A psychological analysis of complexity in sport: A chronology of destructive decision making at Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC

The current article aims to advance the use of complexity theory and organizational-level analyses in the psychology of sport literature. Consistent with this premise, it presents a case-study that...

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The role of action tendencies in expert anticipation

The ability to anticipate the actions of opponents is a significant marker of expertise in many sports. The role of non-kinematic contextual information in anticipation has received increasing attention...

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Team decision-making behavior: An ecological dynamics approach

Athletes act intentionally and adaptively for achieving task goals in sport performance environments. The ecological dynamics approach to decision making understands the performer‐environment system...

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Advancing judgment and decision-making research in sport psychology by using the body as an informant in embodied choices

Successful sports performance often requires choosing what to do and how to do it in dynamic, complex, and uncertain environments. Thus, an understanding of the processes underpinning judgment and decision...

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Sports Performance Judgments - An Update From a Social Cognitive Perspective

In a seminal article (Plessner & Haar, 2006) a social cognition approach was proposed as framework to study how people judge their own or others’ performance in competitive sport contexts. An important...

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The acquisition of perceptual-cognitive expertise in officiating in association football – state of the art

Referees in sport are required to have specific perceptual-cognitive skills in order to make correct and consistent decisions. The current article explores those skills and describes the literature...

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The relationship between athlete leadership and communication: Analyzing social networks within Japanese sport teams

Despite the recent advancement of athlete leadership studies, little is known about their applicability in East Asian countries such as Japan, and more importantly, their relationship to communication...

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Player perceptions of athlete leadership and leadership development in an English Premier League football academy

The effective leadership of, and within, sports teams has consistently been highlighted to be an important factor impacting upon a range of outcomes including team performance, and team functioning....

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Mindfulness enhances changes in athletes’ subjective vitality: The moderating role of coach interpersonal style

Research has found that mindfulness is positively related to subjective vitality. However, whether mindful athletes were shaped by environmental conditions has rarely been investigated. Therefore, based...

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Effects of parental support and coach-initiated motivational climate on young athletes’ psychosocial behaviors and well-being

This study examined the effect of coach-initiated motivational climate and parental support on intrinsic motivation, enjoyment of sport participation, subjective vitality, sport-related violence, and...

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Social psychology in sport: A positive psychological perspective

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Sport psychology practitioner's perceptions and use of social media

While sport psychologists have recently been encouraged to embrace digital technology and social media use in their practice, little is currently known about the associated benefits and challenges of...

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Qualitative approach to processes of inter-individual Kotsu acquirement

The purpose of this research was to understand and clarify the process of inter-individual Kotsu acquisition. Kotsu is essentially a trick to learn skills in Japanese, and how individuals gain it is...

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Sport and exercise psychology and the UN's sustainable development goals: Reflections and suggestions

In 2015, the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and agreed that it is vital for current and future generations to pursue 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Science,...

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Effects of mindfulness training on resilience, self-confidence and emotion regulation of elite football players: The mediating role of locus of control

This study investigated effects of mindfulness training on resilience, self-confidence and emotion regulation of elite football players as well as mediating role of locus of control. The study recruited...

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A Real-world Examination of Progressive Imagery Delivery in Competitive Basketball

Effective delivery of imagery training has been studied for some time. Recently, researchers have determined that, in some contexts, Progressive Imagery (PI), in which content is added to the imagery...

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